|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
On Southline just west of Grey Rd 23
Concession 2, SDR Lot 29 Fire Number is 304189
The earliest records show that Martin Stoneouse, Barnabas Jackson and Stuart Bothwell, as elected trustees of the Canadian Weslyan Methodist New Connection Church, did purchase a portion of Lot 29 on the 2nd Concession South, Durham Road, Glenelg from Samuel and Isabella Chislett, for purposes of the above named church on April 9th, 1859.
Family history shows that Martin Stoneouse came here as a missionary in 1855 and there are 3 stones recording burials prior to 1859.
After the church ceased to operate here, the cemetery was neglected for many years. Some work was done in 1948 and this displaced some stones. It was again neglected until interest was shown and a meeting was held Jan. 27, 1976. A Board of Trustees was elected with Alex Stoneouse as chairman, and over the years it has been refurbished and made presentable. It now has a caretaker, paid by a form of perpetual care fund income, donated by several individuals along with the free labor to refurbish it.
The cemetery has 47 memorial stones with 107 names. There is also a pad with 9 displaced stones with 13 names. There is also known to have been many other burials that are not recorded. One of these is John Drinage, died February 22, 1895. There were originally 40 plot holders listed.
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